Thornton Curtis Lych Gate

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Reference WMO201266

Address:

Church of St Lawrence

Main Street (A1077)

jct Laurel Lane

Thornton Curtis, Lincs

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Lychgate
Materials:
  • Brick Brick
  • Stone Limestone
  • Stone Slate
  • Timber Oak
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: A lychgate of seemingly earlier date than WW1 - it appears to be from the early to mid 1800's. The structure comprises an oak frame on a brick and stone walls, and the roof covering is natural slates. The oak framing has been coated with a glossy/satin wood stain in a dark colour. There is some minor (old) warping and distortion of the timber lattice panels above the tie beams on the gables, but nothing of any great concern. There is erosion and spalling of the brick and stonework and a few roof slates are loose but there have been recent repairs that show there is local care of the lychgate. There is just a small brass plate screwed to the tie beam above the front of the gate and bearing the words 'to the memory of those who gave their lives in the two world wars'. There is no name panel on the lychgate and presumably there is a name panel in the church, which was locked on the day of my visit. The original oak panel is indeed inside the church together with other memorials - see IWM Archive 5502 and 63744.
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